Wavelength


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sylvie_1D
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Wavelength

Postby sylvie_1D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:54 pm

Hi, I was wondering if "wavelength" is equivalent to the "period" on a trigonometric graph?

Corryn Doll
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Re: Wavelength

Postby Corryn Doll » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:57 pm

Yes, they are essentially equivalent. Just different vocabulary for a different topic, but as far as i can tell they are synonymous.

Isabelle De Rego 1A
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Re: Wavelength

Postby Isabelle De Rego 1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:57 pm

Yes, I think so. So, if frequency increases that makes the "period"/ "wavelength" shorter.

Rosamari Orduna 1D
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Re: Wavelength

Postby Rosamari Orduna 1D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:02 pm

Yes, the length of a wave (wavelength) is the equivalent of a period seen on a graph in trigonometry (cos/ or sin graph). We measure the distance or period of both from "peak to peak" as Dr. Lavelle put it during lecture to determine the one cycle of a wave.


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